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Kim Keck grew up in Cumberland. As a fourth-generation Rhode Islander, she jumped at the chance to return to her home state to lead a company that has proudly served Rhode Islanders and local businesses for nearly 80 years. / COURTESY BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF RHODE ISLAND

Deep local knowledge leads to the best outcomes

Kim Keck | Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island CEO and presidentFor me, leading Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island...
Patrick J. Murray Jr. believes Bristol County Savings Bank’s key values, “commitment, stability and community,” are keys to its success, one sign of which is the bank’s listing among PBN’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the 2018 Book of Lists. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

A focus on community yields dividends

Patrick J. Murray Jr. | Bristol County Savings Bank CEO and presidentI long have considered Dennis Kelly, former president and current chairman of the...
With more than a quarter-century at Woodard & Curran – the last 11 years as CEO and the last nine years as chairman of the board – Douglas McKeown is passionate about its culture and about maintaining its success. / COURTESY WOODARD & CURRAN

Diversity and inclusion are smart for business

Douglas McKeown | Woodard & Curran chairman of the board and CEOWhen my daughter was a kid, I got her into golf, believing it...
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Irontrust Networks CEO / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Embrace failure to succeed

Ron Sacks | Provdotnet LLC, Irontrust Networks CEOIt has taken me most of my professional life to realize that failure is an integral part...
When he founded ADI Energy in 2002, John J. Rizzo knew what he wanted. Starting as an energy services consultant, soon the company added design/build capabilities and now is a comprehensive energy services company, just what Rizzo had in mind. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Live each day with integrity

John J. Rizzo | ADI Energy CEO and presidentThe headlines are full of stories of people doing all the wrong things, whether that be...
Beth Bixby has worked at Tides Family Services for more than 17 years. Never in her wildest dreams did she anticipate following Brother Michael Reis, the founder and now chief visionary officer, as CEO.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Look at leadership through the eyes of followers

Beth A. Bixby | Tides Family Services CEOWhat does it really mean to create a culture to serve others? I have been lucky to...
After spending the majority of her career focused on metrics and sales at General Mills, Cathy Doyle joined the nationally renowned workforce-development nonprofit Year Up in 2012 to lead corporate partnerships with employers such as Amica Mutual Insurance Co., Hasbro Inc. and Lifespan Corp. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

High expectations and measurable results equal success

Cathy Doyle | Year Up Providence executive directorI joined Year Up from corporate America because of its commitment to measurable impact.We respond to a...

As technology evolves, so you must reinvent and transform your business

Jennifer Shaheen | Technology Therapy Group LLC founder and presidentNothing stands still. If you’re not constantly looking for new opportunities, you won’t find one...
Chanda Womack has made a mark since arriving in the United States in 1980. Her efforts to help underprivileged urban youth led her to found ARISE in late 2016 to combat the poor educational outcomes among Southeast Asian children in the region. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Mission-driven leadership requires stewardship as well

Chanda WomackAlliance of Rhode Island Southeast Asians executive directorFor over a decade, I have immersed myself in many different capacities in the nonprofit sector,...
After 35 years in the telecom and internet business, David Marble finds the purpose of OSHEAN – which is dedicated to supporting the region’s anchor institutions with fiber, internet and cloud services – differentiating and key to both member and staff satisfaction. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Balancing culture and production is every leader’s challenge

David Marble | Ocean State Higher Education Economic ­Development and Administrative Network CEOI became more and more aware of the criticality of corporate culture...
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